Photo Credit: Moshe Shai / Flash 90
A view of the Jordan valley, along the border between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom.

Even if Abbas’s forces initially manage to maintain security and order along the border with Jordan, there is no guarantee as to what would happen in the future.

Between 2005 and 2007, Abbas’s security forces were in control of the main border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt — before they were expelled by Hamas.

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It is in Israel’s interest to have stability and calm in Jordan. Undermining Jordan’s security would create many problems for Israel. To prevent such a scenario, Israel, if and when it reaches a deal with Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, needs to take King Abdullah’s fears and interests into consideration.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Why would they be pouring into Jordan? We want a Palestinian nation so they can finally get of our country. And btw there would be no smuggling across the border, it’s very close to the capital and all precautions would be taken vs. In Egypt where the Sinai is basically lawless and Egyptian military presence is limited as per the peace treat with Israel.

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